Student of University California. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1954.
1 son, Edmund West. Clerk and assistant trust officer, Union Trust Company, San Francisco, California, 1906-1911. Assistant secretary Savings Union Bank and Trust Company, 1911-1916. Assistant manager and trust officer, Security Trust Company, Bakersfield, California, 1916-1922, vice-president and manager, 1927.
Vice-president and manager San Joaquin Valley Securities Company, 1923-1927.
With United Security Bank and Trust Company and successors, including Bank of America, National Trust and Savings Association, vice-president and manager Bakersfield Branch, 1927-1932, executive vice president, Los Angeles, 1932-1936. Executive vice president and director Occidental Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, California, 1936-1943, president, director, 1944-1950, chairman advisory council, director, 1951-1953, director
Director, member Executive Committee Citizens National Bank, Los Los Angeles Chairman of the board Allied Building Credits, Incorporated., Los Los Angeles
Director Bishop Oil Corporation, Producers Cotton Oil Corporation Fresno, Producers Cotton Oil Corporation, Arizona Treasurer Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, since 1953.
President American Life Convention, 1947. Secretary California Rand Silver, Incorporated., 1919-1930.
Member California History Society (trustee, Second vice president), History Society Southern California (directory). Clubs: California, Zamorano (Los Angeles).
Married Edna M. Willcox, October 24, 1916.